You must be so excited! You have decided to remodel your kitchen with the ultimate goal of making your kitchen feel larger and, in the end, perfect. Sometimes you don’t always have the space you wish you had, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a perfect kitchen that works hard for you and looks beautiful every day.
Once you have decided it is time to renovate, you might not know where to start. Choosing your color palette is a great place to get going. If you are working with a smaller space or are just trying to make your kitchen feel larger, you want to stick with a lighter color scheme. Light colors reflect light, giving the illusion that there is more space than there really is. Consider opting for light-colored cabinetry, or even consider using glass-paned upper cabinets. The glass again will trick the eye into thinking there is more space.
In your remodel, you want to avoid dark, heavy colors, which close in the space. If you don’t have a naturally large kitchen or a kitchen with lots of natural light, you want to avoid:
- Dark walls
- Dark-stained cabinets
- Dark granite or quartz colors
If your kitchen space is small, you don’t want to overwhelm the existing space with a large light fixture. You want to keep the lines open and clean as you don’t have the space to support such a heavy piece.
You always want warm, ambient light as it will make it feel more inviting. Consider pot lights to add that warm light, especially if your kitchen is short on windows offering natural light.
Other lighting options to consider include:
- Under-cabinet lighting
- French doors to offer extra natural light
- An appropriate-sized feature fixture
Get Creative with Storage
To help make your kitchen feel even larger, get creative with storage. Not only does clutter make a space feel boxed in but also leaves you with few options on where to store everything. Consider the following options to maximize storage in your kitchen:
- Open shelving
- Pantries that use the left over dead spaces
- Drawers with dividers
- Drawers instead of shelves for your lower cabinets
The Finishing Touches
Once your kitchen remodel is finished, it is time to choose the finishing touches that will bring everything together. You don’t want to choose furniture that is too big; you want to choose pieces that fit into the space but are still conventional. Could that butcher block island you adore double as a seating area? Do you have a window that could host a breakfast bar?
You have to work with what you have, but that doesn’t mean there are few options. You want to work within the design you have created, choosing the right pieces to finish your kitchen. Things that will require careful consideration include:
- Window treatments, if any
- Additional accent pieces
It no longer matters if you are working with as much space as you dreamed or a tiny, little galley kitchen. There are design plans that can make your kitchen functional, beautiful, and feel larger. If you are ready to take that next leap into a kitchen remodel, give us a call and we can help you turn your vision into the perfect reality.